Every country has its laws to stop criminal offence against womens and offence related to the rape. In india Section 375 of IPC defines rape as a criminal offence and states that a man is said to commit rape when he has sexual intercourse with a woman against her or without her consent or if she is a minor. Under Section 375 of IPC, just penetration is sufficient to constitute the sexual intercourse necessary to the offence of rape. To understand section 375 of IPC follow the steps given below-
Section 375 is the section of Indian Penal Code Which is define to rape as criminal offence . Section 375 of IPC pertains to the criminal offense of raping defines rape as “sexual intercourse with a woman against her will, without her consent, by coercion, misrepresentation or fraud or at a time when she has been intoxicated or duped, or is of unsound mental health and in any case if she is under 18 years of age.
2. Why this section is important
The crime against women’s is a very big problem in the world to stop criminal offences against women’s every country has taken major steps to stop such types of crime. The biggest problem in the world is rape we have to take hard action against such type of crime in India section 375 of IPC defines the Rape.
3. Section 375 IPC
375. Rape.—A man is said to commit “rape” who, except in the case hereinafter excepted, has sexual intercourse with a woman under circumstances falling under any of the six following descriptions:—
(First) — Against her will.
(Secondly) —Without her consent.
(Thirdly) — With her consent, when her consent has been obtained by putting her or any person in whom she is interested in fear of death or of hurt.
(Fourthly) —With her consent, when the man knows that he is not her husband, and that her consent is given because she believes that he is another man to whom she is or believes herself to be lawfully married.
(Fifthly) — With her consent, when, at the time of giving such consent, by reason of unsoundness of mind or intoxication or the administration by him personally or through another of any stupefying or unwholesome substance, she is unable to understand the nature and consequences of that to which she gives consent.
(Sixthly) — With or without her consent, when she is under sixteen years of age. Explanation.—Penetration is sufficient to constitute the sexual intercourse necessary to the offence of rape.
4.Section 375 IPC Exception
The act of sexual intercourse will not be considered rape when it is done by a man with his own wife and the wife is not under fifteen years of age.
A medical procedure or intervention shall also not constitute rape.